The Central West Women’s Health Centre is an organisation governed by a volunteer Board voted in at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) by the members of the organisation. The current Board members are:
Arlia Fleming is the Manager and Principal Solicitor of Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre, based in Katoomba NSW, which provides services across the Blue Mountains and all the way to Orange NSW.
Arlia has worked in legal services, in the area of Domestic and Family Violence, for 15 years. During this time she has supported many women, particularly Aboriginal women.
She joined the board as she is interested in supporting a service that provides a safe space for women to access a variety of services.
Selina Brandy is a Bundjalung, Wiradjuri, Wailwan, Yorta Yorta women.
She works at Relationships Australia in Bathurst in a variety of roles supporting families through mediation, counselling, and relationship education programs. Her roles include: Senior Aboriginal Family Advisor, Community Development Worker, Cultural and Linguistically Diverse Families Contact Person, Inclusive Womens Group Co-Ordinator/Facilitator and Aboriginal Counsellor.
Selina joined the board as she feels the Centre reflects her own values of supporting women though counselling, healing, access to support services, education, information, and choices that support their physical, emotional, cultural, and spiritual wellness.
- Diploma Welfare Studies
- Bachelor Social Sciences
- Diploma Counselling
- Graduate Diploma Family Therapy
- Cert IV Indigenous Leadership
Margaret Shearer is a retired psychologist who has a long history in Women’s Health. She was a member of the South Sydney Women’s Centre collective in the mid 1970s and the Blue Mountains Women’s Resource Centre collective in the early 1980s. For three years from 1996 Margaret provided Health Education at the Central West Women’s Heath Centre, then worked as our Generalist Counsellor for a further eight years.
Margaret believes in a holistic model of health that considers all aspects of women’s lives and life stages. Women’s Health should provide a range of services that support physical, emotional and social health, as well as women’s right to make their own life choices.
Anna Lewis is Client Director of her own Chartered Accounting firm, Kelly Partners.
She has previous board experience, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting).
Rebecca Baxter is a student at CSU completing a Social Work degree. A mother of 5 biological children, and other ‘adoptive’ children, Rebecca has many years of lived experience supporting people with disabilities and mental health issues. She is also on the steering committee of a national peer support and advocacy group for LGBTQ+ people with faith backgrounds who have survived conversion practices.
Rebecca is excited to bring her experience as an LGBTQ+ person with an interest in the intersectional realities many women face, and to support the holistic approach to women’s wellbeing that CWWHC provides. She looks forward to working with the diverse and accomplished group of women to see the Centre continue to assist women to thrive in their own unique ways.
Lisa Coates is Lecturer-in Law in the Bachelor of Laws degree ( LLB) and the Bachelor of Criminal Justice at Charles Sturt University. She is also a Subject Convenor and subject writer for both degrees.
In 2017, Lisa was honoured with dual awards for Teaching and Excellence in Community Engagement by the Centre for Law and Justice, CSU.
As the daughter of a retired night nurse, Lisa has joined the Board at CWWHC with a commitment to social justice and a strong interest in women’s issues.
Kayana Theobald is an employed Solicitor with McIntosh McPhillamy & Co who works primarily in the areas of Family and Criminal Law. She says she chose those areas because she sees it as an opportunity to help those people seeking justice and to assist those transitioning into a new life.
Kayana was drawn towards CWWHC because she has seen firsthand the strong impact that good support networks can make to women in the community.
Kayana is a mother to four children, including three girls and is passionate about creating a future for them where diversity and equality are the norm.
Below you can access the following Centre documents:
In addition to our current structure, effective 1 May 2015 the Centre signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to be part of the Western Women’s Health Consortium. The other four members of the Consortium are Women’s Health Centres in Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Cumberland and Penrith. This provides an additional avenue to apply for funding opportunities and to strengthen our ‘tender readiness’ for possible changes to tendering processes.
CENTRAL WEST WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTRE
20 William Street
Bathurst, NSW, 2795
Phone: 02 6331 4133
Fax: 02 6332 4310
Accredited at Certificate Level of the Australian Service Excellence Standards
9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
(Closed between 12.30 - 1.30)
We acknowledge the Wiradjuri people, the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging
Bathurst City Life, Bathurst Spring Garden Spectacular (hosted by Bathurst Gardner's Club Inc.), Bowman Dental, ClubGrants (Bathurst Regional Council, Bathurst RSL, & Bathurst Panthers), Country Women's Association of NSW (Bathurst branch), Rotary Club of Bathurst Daybreak, 2bs Gold & B-Rock FM, Western Advocate & Times, The Honda Foundation